Obituaries Archive - Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel and Crematory | Knoxville, TN

Shirley R. Hileman

SHIRLEY RAU HILEMAN passed away at the age of 88 in Knoxville, TN on Friday, February 17, 2017. She was born on April 27, 1928, in Rockford, IL to Dean and Helen Rau who proceeded her in death. She was educated in the Rockford school system and Carthage College where she met her husband, Dr. [Read more…]

Louise O. Hay

Louise Osborne Hay, age 77, passed away as the morning sun peeked over the horizon on February 14, 2017, Valentine’s Day.  She always knew how to make an entrance…this time, into Heaven and the loving arms of Jesus Christ. Mama Lou, as she was known to many, spent her lovely life raising her 3 children, [Read more…]

Myron E. Roach

Myron Eugene Roach, age 54 passed away peacefully January 31, 2017 in Knoxville, Tennessee after a brief illness. Myron started working in the athletic department at the University of Tennessee in 1980. He was a 3rd generation groundsman, following his grandfather James Waggoner and father Hayward Roach. He eventually became Assistant Director of Sports Services. [Read more…]

Douglas M. Atchley

Douglas M. Atchley, of Knoxville died February 6, 2017 at the age of 62. Doug was born in Knoxville on February 25, 1954. He graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He attended Mt. Olive Baptist Church and retired from Highway Transport as Logistics Manager. Doug will [Read more…]

Jesse V. England

Jesse Von Lee England passed away tragically in a house fire on February 2, 2017 at 22 months of age. Jesse was a blue-eyed “ticka-monster” who could light up the room with one smile. He was such a happy baby who loved minions, his ne-ne, playing with his bubbies and mommy and dada. He is [Read more…]

Marion G. Thompson

Marion G. Thompson, age 78, passed away peacefully at home on February 2, 2017 surrounded by family.  A member of Temple Baptist Church, Marion was firm in his convictions, faithful and generous. He was a US Navy veteran who retired from the USPS after 36 years of dedicated service. He was an independent, kind perfectionist [Read more…]

Esther L. DeNobrega

Esther L. DeNobrega passed away peacefully on January 30, 2017 in Knoxville, Tennessee at the age of 90. A loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother, Esther was the spiritual rock of her family. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, working in the ministry, and being the consummate mother. She will always be remembered for her [Read more…]

Alexis N. Rice

Alexis “Lexi” Nicole Rice, 34, passed away on January 30, 2017. Lexi was born on June 25, 1982 in Houston, Texas. She attended North Texas University, where she majored in early childhood development. When Lexi was sixteen, she met Tanner at summer camp. Their friendship turned into a sacred relationship when Lexi helped him recover [Read more…]

Helen B. Johnson

Helen  Bundren Johnson, age 72, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on January 31, 2017. A Tazewell native, Helen was a member of Church Street United Methodist Church. She will always be remembered for her contagious laugh, kind words and love for her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Agee [Read more…]

Jason D. Solomon

Jason Duane Solomon, age 32 passed away on January 30, 2017. He was an avid sports fan, enjoyed UT sports and playing fantasy football and basketball. He was preceded in death by his mother, Tanja Lou Haithcock; grandparents, Carl and Mary Lou Hill; and uncle, Carl Hill, Jr. Survivors include his daughter, Gracie Solomon; father [Read more…]

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